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PURPOSE The extracellular matrix (ECM) molecule osteopontin is implicated in many pathologic processes, including inflammation, cell proliferation, ECM invasion, tumor progression, and metastasis. The present study evaluated the clinical and biological importance of osteopontin in human lung cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND RESULTS Tissue microarrays(More)
BACKGROUND Cancer of the esophagus is one of the most commonly seen malignancies in China. From 1959 to 1981, mass screening of esophageal cancer disclosed that the age-adjusted incidence in the 40- to 69-year-old population in Lin County, Henan Province, was 470/10(5) In its northern part, an even higher incidence of 760/10(5)was found. As they were(More)
Mutations in KRAS oncogene are recognized biomarkers that predict lack of response to anti- epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody therapies. However, some patients with KRAS wild-type tumors still do not respond, so other downstream mutations in BRAF, PIK3CA and NRAS should be investigated. Herein we used direct sequencing to analyze mutation(More)
The early diagnosis of lung cancer is an effective approach to reduce the mortality caused by malignancy. To explore serum biomarkers of lung cancer at early stage, M-BE, a SV40T-transformed human bronchial epithelial cell line with the phenotypic features of early tumorigenesis at high passage, was cultured in the conditioned media to collect its secretory(More)
Prostate cancer is significantly more common in Western men than in Asian men, but the basis for this difference remains unknown. Because genomic studies of Asian prostate cancer are very limited, we used a genome-wide approach to reveal the genomic alterations in Chinese prostate cancers. We found a significant reduction in the frequency of certain somatic(More)
AIMS To compare fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), immunohistochemistry (IHC) and quantitative real-time reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) assays for detection of ROS1 fusion in a large number of ROS1-positive lung adenocatcinoma (ADC) patients. METHODS Using IHC analysis, sixty lung ADCs including 16 cases with ROS1 protein expression and 44(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of KRAS mutations in colorectal cancer (CRC) has made the need urgent for a reliable and easy to implement assay in daily practice. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the different assays for KRAS testing and elucidate its mutation status in Chinese CRC patients. METHODS Direct sequencing was conducted to detect(More)
Many human cancers present as multifocal lesions. Understanding the clonal origin of multifocal cancers is of both etiological and clinical importance. The molecular basis of multifocal prostate cancer has previously been explored using a limited number of isolated markers and, although independent origin is widely believed, the clonal origin of multifocal(More)
Nrf2 (NFE2L2) is a transcription factor belonging to the Cap‘N’Collar subfamily of basic-leucine zipper (bZIP) family of transcription factors, which plays a significant role in adaptive responses to oxidative stress. To investigate the relationship of between the mutation of Nrf2 gene and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), in this study, we sequenced the(More)
PURPOSE Expression of targeting protein for Xklp2 (TPX2), a microtubule-associated protein, is tightly cell cycle regulated. Abnormally expressed TPX2 has been reported in various malignancies, but less is known in lung cancer. The present study appraised the significance of TPX2 aberrant expression for tumorigenesis and progression of human squamous cell(More)